Skip to content

    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Macrobid oral.

    Overall User Ratings

    587 Total User Reviews

    User Reviews

    «Previous 6-10 of 144 Next»
    Condition: Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection
    3/25/2020 10:53:49 AM

    Reviewer: Hannahfav, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I was on 100 mg 2 times a day for 7 day’s, there are certain antibiotics that makes me feel bad and this is one of them. Through out the week it wasn’t so bad but a little bit of increased dizziness and the most minor aches but after the last pill was the worst. I felt hot and my mouth was dry and my body was so achy. I felt a bit weak and fatigued, I’m now on day two of feeling off but not as bad ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection
    3/8/2020 9:47:30 AM

    Reviewer: ella, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had a UTI two years ago and was prescribed Bactrim. Worked well. No side effects whatsoever. This time I was prescribed Macrobid. By the third dose my abdominal pain has gotten so horrible that I can’t even sleep. I will be asking to get off this horrible antibiotic. I have never felt like this before. I feel horrible pain on my waist and all around my stomach and back which I am 100% convinced ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection
    2/11/2020 7:18:42 PM

    Reviewer: Poconos3, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Terrible side effects; dizzy, nauseated, heart racing. Switch to Keflex next day; easy-peasy.

    Condition: Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection
    1/6/2020 7:30:42 PM

    Reviewer: JL, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Omg... this antibiotic has the worse side effects. Why is this still on the market. I will never take this medication again. I can not even finish taking my prescription thatâ??s how bad awful it is. Nauseous was the first thing. I ate a full meal. Then.a pounding headache. I had aches and pains on both my legs my neck like I was getting the flu. Then chills. I had to call the doctor for a d ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection
    12/26/2019 2:25:25 AM

    Reviewer: Marc, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Iâ??ve taken untold numbers of medications in my life and never have I taken a drug that felt like it was killing me along with the bacteria. Macrobid is severely toxic IMHO. I canâ??t believe it is seriously marketed. It gave me chills, cold sweats, loss of coordination, nausea, body aches, loss of appetite, depression, a face that felt badly sunburned, headache, eye ache and it didn ... Show Full Comment

    «Previous 6-10 of 144 Next»

    Ask the pharmacist

    Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
    See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

    Ask a Question

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    bald woman smelling flowers
    Complementary therapies to ease symptoms.
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    diabetes highlighted
    4 early warning signs.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    sticky notes on face
    10 tips to clear your brain fog.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    Trainer demonstrating exercise for RA
    Exercises for your joints.
    Senior woman using diabetes test kit
    Each one takes 10 minutes or less.
    woman having a good day
    Revitalize your life.

    WebMD the app

    Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More
    IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

    The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

    Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.